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Environmental microbiologist Derek Lovley to present Stark Lecture

Derek R. Lovley, head of the department of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present the 37th annual Orton K. Stark Lecture in Microbiology.

His seminar, "Microbial Metal Reduction: from the Origin of Life to Bioremediation," will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in 116 Pearson Hall and is open to the public.

Lovley is an international authority on environmental microbiology. He and his colleagues research metal and organic contaminants in the subsurface region and bacterial degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants in the soil. His research is supported by more than $3 million in grants.

He has published 130 research papers and received two U.S. patents.

Lovley serves as a reviewer and adviser for national and international scientific organizations, including the National Science Foundation, U.S. Energy Department, the National Academy of Science and the Office of Naval Research.

Orton K. Stark was the founding chair of Miami’s microbiology department. The lecture, funded by his family, friends and students, is sponsored by the microbiology department.

Date Published: 04/12/2001
Volume: 20   Number: 32

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